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In Love With Light – Lumie Bodyclock Active 250

Oh yes, Spring had sprung, everything is lighter and brighter and that makes everyone happier. Daylight is clearly an important thing.

With that in mind you can understand why I love Lumie so much.

Lumie Active 250 with Sun Ray Feature
Lumie Active 250 with Sun Ray Feature

We’re big fans of Lumie in our house, I use the Desk Lamp at my workspace and my husband has been using the Iris Bodyclock which also works as an aromatherapy diffuser, so when we were sent the Active 250 to review, with it’s radio and white noise functions it made sense to me that I nabbed the other half’s Iris which I had been lusting over and he used the Active 250. Continue reading In Love With Light – Lumie Bodyclock Active 250

Get Fit and Donate Your Skips

The Nation Goes Skipping Mad For Sport Relief #SureSkipathon is aiming to get Brits donating one million skips. With a fun app that you have to beat get skipping, get fit and have fun for Sports Relief.

Did you know that skipping is one of the happiest sports as two thirds of Brits find it impossible to skip without a smile on their face (62 per cent). I am one of those Brits, it is true, I am rubbish and I find skipping with the app almost impossible but I was smiling, sweaty and gross, but smiling.  Continue reading Get Fit and Donate Your Skips

My Travels with El Camino Bracelets

I always consider myself lucky that I get to try new things as a blogger and still find it strange that people value my opinion. Every now and then I get to try something that really stands out from the crowd and I fell luckier still, that’s exactly how I feel about El Camino.

My El Camino delivery
My El Camino delivery

The concept is simple, a charm bracelet dedicated to travel, but the reality is fun and stylish and most importantly affordable.  Continue reading My Travels with El Camino Bracelets

Feeling Calm #10

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends to help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

I feel a bit of a fraud this week, writing a post about feeling calm when I have been far from it. I have been tired, irritable, overwhelmed and over stretched and this resulted in my completely loosing it with the little one yesterday which needless to say made feel super shitty. This week more so than most I have felt the burden of everything lay on me, my immediate support system is not the best and I need to admit this and reach out more.

My Cheeky Little Woodpecker
My Cheeky Little Woodpecker

I’ve been trying everything I can to help me maintain some semblance of calm, writing my journal, meditating when I get a chance, which isn’t as much as I’d like or need, walking and trying to go to bed at a good time, but ultimately returns to one thing, time. So I need to get a lot better at managing it, so I have time, time for me, 10 minutes a day shouldn’t be so hard to find, I just need to make sure I do it as it sure as hell isn’t going to be given to me.

Importantly there have been lovely things this week so here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days: Continue reading Feeling Calm #10

This Plus That Equals…. easy toddler fun for tired parents

This plus that equals…. easy toddler fun for tired parents

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week are a few things me and L do together to keep him happy, with minimum effort on my part, great for those days when you are just ridiculously tired.  

Having fun together
Having fun together

Continue reading This Plus That Equals…. easy toddler fun for tired parents

Eating with Hello Fresh

So that they knew I would be having a lovely meal on Mother’s Day Hello Fresh sent me one of their lovely boxes packed full of everything I would need to make three delicious recipes.

My Hello Fresh Delivery
My Hello Fresh Delivery

I chose to have the vegetarian box as I wanted to be sure I would benefit from it, so one day I got a very heavy box delivered with everything, herbs, spices, vegetables, easy to follow recipes, everything I needed to create three amazing meals to feed four people. As it it turns out, it could feed four very hungry people!

Unpacking the layers of food!
Unpacking the layers of food!

Continue reading Eating with Hello Fresh

The BLOK iPad Case from Logitech – Review

Is one of the most expensive things you own also your toddlers favourite play thing? That’s certainly the case in our house, thanks to YouTube and a nice man, Blippi, who sings about tractors and fire engines L loves the iPad. IMG_20160222_090653

In all fairness he’s pretty good with it, he knows to be careful and he knows he can only have it when we say, but he also knows exactly where it’s kept and will often run and grab it and ask to use it.

He will fall, he will drop it and he will use it harder than we would like. That’s life.  And as you will see from the pictures of him after the case was arrived, if the small child is this excited about a new case, you can only imagine what he’s like with the iPad!

BLOK from Logitech
BLOK from Logitech

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Aromaglow Magical Floating Candles from Hochanda

Have you found Hochanda yet? It’s a TV shopping channel that specialises in crafts, lots and lots of amazing crafts.

You can find them on Sky 663 and FreeSat 817 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and on Freeview 39 from 6am until 9pm. I warn you it’s addictive. The kind of channel you realise you’ve been watching for two hours and you don’t know where the time went, well at least if you love crafts like I do!

My quick creations
My quick creations

I was recently sent the Aromaglow Magical Floating Candles set to have a play with and let me tell you, I’m impressed. It is literally the easiest craft I have ever tried, in seconds you will get fab results and there is absolutely no skill required, none! Continue reading Aromaglow Magical Floating Candles from Hochanda

My February Degustabox

Time for my monthly Degustabox feature, if you haven’t seen previous month’s posts, Degustabox is a monthly subscription box, filled with amazing new foods for you to try out. Including new lines from big brands and foods from smaller brands that you maybe weren’t aware of. For £12.99 per box you will have contents worth well in excess of that, get the chance to try something new and maybe even find a new favourite treat. I enjoy getting to try things I wouldn’t normally buy for my family.IMG_20160224_123431

The February box was fab, even more than usual, filled with lots of new things to try, some great drinks and very moorish snacks, yummy. Here’s what I got;  Continue reading My February Degustabox